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Straus, M. (2005). “Women’s Violence Towards Men is a Serious Social Problem.” In D. Loeske, R. Gelles, and M. Cavanaugh (eds.), Current Controversies on Family Violence (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage.

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Aggregate data is an important source for analyzing your domestic violence problem, but it is useful only if domestic violence incidents are properly investigated and documented. It is important for investigating officers to understand the context and history of domestic assaults to determine if the incident is part of a series of abuse the victim has sustained and if it’s likely to recur or escalate to more serious violence. For instance, in assessing individual incidents it is important to find out how long the abuse has been occurring, the frequency of the abuse, if the abuse is escalating, specific threats (even threats of suicide), whether threats can be carried out or there is an indication that they will be carried out, and whether victimization also involves other criminal behavior (i.e., harassing phone calls, vandalism, theft, burglary). You should analyze a variety of data sources such as calls for police service relating to domestic disputes, offense/incident reports of domestic violence, and databases from domestic abuse social service agencies.


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School violence is a `complex social policy problem' and is considered very complicated and hard to define.

The police can always arrest your wife or girlfriend f theyactually see her hurt you. If they arrive after the battering isover, whether they can arrest the attacker depends on what crime itlooks like she committed. If you are badly injured (bleeding orbroken bones), of if your attacker used a deadly weapon, the womanhas committed a felony (in most states) which is punishable by atleast one year in prison, and up to 15 years in some states (thoughwomen seldom get the term length that men are given.) In many states,spousal abuse or beating your husband, is always a felony. When awoman you are not married to beats you but does not seriously injureyou, she has only committed a misdemeanor - a crime which ispunishable by less than one year in prison. Unfortunately, if thepolice do not see you being beaten and you are not visibly injured,they usually cannot arrest your attacker. (There is no "probablecause" or visible evidence to confirm that an attack probably tookplace). However, you may arrest her for them by making a "citizen'sarrest."


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Another important point to make is that when these bullying acts occur on campus, it is primarily within the jurisdiction of the school. This means that, except in the case of serious acts, the school may handle it according to the circumstances and in the way they see fit. Sometimes all that it requires is a conference with the bully’s parents and victim’s parents to get to the bottom of the problem. But if the acts carry over to “off campus,” such as with following the victim home (stalking behaviors), harassment on the phone or text messaging, etc. then it can become a legal issue rather quickly. Even gossip and rumors can create an issue of slander or libel, which is a serious civil violation when someone’s reputation is called into question or ruined, and they can even seek high civil penalties, including hefty fines for pain and suffering and defamation damage from such acts.

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Youth gun violence is concentrated among serious offenders well known to police and other criminal justice agencies. In Boston, an interagency group of law enforcement personnel, youth workers, and researchers examined the criminal histories of youth ages 21 and under killed by gun or knife in the city between 1990 and 1994, and of the youth offenders responsible. Of the victims, 75 percent had been arraigned for at least one offense in Massachusetts courts, and 20 percent had served time in a youth or adult detention center. Nearly 50 percent had been on probation in the past, and many were on probation when they were killed. Of the offenders, a little over 75 percent had been arraigned for at least one offense in Massachusetts courts, 25 percent had served time, over 50 percent had been on probation in the past, and 25 percent were on probation when they committed the crime. Victims and offenders known to the criminal justice system had an average of nearly 10 prior arraignments, and nearly 50 percent had 10 or more arraignments. They had been arraigned for a wide variety of crimes, including armed violent offenses, disorder offenses, and drug offenses. In gang literature, this wide range of offending is described as “cafeteria-style” offending.

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